CONCERT REVIEW: Alkaline Trio – Drug Church – The Worriers Live at The Masonic


Don’t ever go to an Emo Punk show with a broken heart. This is not based on any empirical evidence, just advice from my own experience with this show. Maybe I went to my first long-term romantic post-break-up show 15 years ago, but it was Slapshot and Sam Black Church, so different vibes that night. But take my word for it, it’ll wreck you if you do. Continue reading


Alkaline Trio Books a Headline Tour of The UK and Europe – New Album Incoming


Alkaline Trio has booked a headline tour of The UK and Europe to support their upcoming new album Blood, Hair, and Eyeballs, out January 26 on Rise Records. This is in addition to previously announced dates for the USA. Ticket links and album pre-orders are live at the links below!Continue reading


Alkaline Trio Shares a New Single and Visualizer for “Versions of You” – New Album Incoming


Alkaline Trio reveals a darker dimension of its forthcoming new album with “Versions of You,” the third advance offering from Blood, Hair, and Eyeballs, out January 26 on Rise Records. Listen to the track, watch the visualizer, and pre-order the album now!Continue reading


Alkaline Trio Share Single and Video for “Blood, Hair, and Eyeballs” – New Album Coming


Alkaline Trio are all set for the January 26, 2024, release of their upcoming full-length, Blood, Hair, and Eyballs. To mark the announcement, they also put out the title track as a single, along with Ravi Dhar directed video, featuring pro skaters including Steve Caballero and Chris Cole. Catch it below, with 2024 North American live listings and more from the band.

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ALBUM REVIEW: Can’t Swim – Thanks But No Thanks


 

New Jersey is a rock, emo, and pop-punk music mecca, so it comes as no surprise that rock/pop-punk champs Can’t Swim would hail from the same. They’ve dabbled in a couple of genres on past albums like hardcore and indie before settling into more of the pop-punk vein which fits like a glove for the group. The quartet is gearing up for the release of their fourth album, Thanks But No Thanks (Pure Noise) as it drops the same day as their US-wide tour kick-off supporting Free Throw.

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When We Were Young Music Festival Cancels Day One of Their Festival Due to High Winds


My Chemical Romance - photo credit Devin Sarno 2022

The highly anticipated destination music festival aimed at Punks, elder Emos, and millennials, When We Were Young Festival featuring My Chemical Romance, Paramore, and Avril Lavigne has been forced to cancel day one of their sold out event. The cancellation was announced at 10 AM PST, just an hour before gates were to open at Las Vegas Festival Grounds. due to high winds. Winds were forecasted for up to 30-40 MPH which increases the safety hazard for an outdoor stage. The fest is still expected to take place tomorrow and again next weekend; on October 29th, 2022.

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Riot Fest Books Night After Shows with Thursday, Anthony Green, Fear, Bully, The Maine, Alexisonfire, War On Women, Jeff Rosenstock, Pvris, Alkaline Trio, Sunny Day Real Estate, Jimmy Eat World, Action Bronson, The Academy Is…, Midtown, The Get Up Kids, Sparta, and More


Riot Fest has announced their full slate of late night “After Shows” with shows including Thursday with Anthony Green, Fear, Bully, The Maine, Alexisonfire with War On Women, Jeff Rosenstock, Pvris, Alkaline Trio, Sunny Day Real Estate, Jimmy Eat World, Action Bronson, The Academy Is… with Midtown, The Get Up Kids with Sparta and more! Pre-sales begin tomorrow and these shows always sell out fast. Artists usually take the opportunity to create special shows, and setlists compared with their usual RF performances. Individual tickets and info is on sale at the link below.

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Riot Fest Books Taking Back Sunday, Coolio, Marky Ramone’s Blitzkrieg, Poliça, Zola Jesus and More


Riot Fest has added Taking Back Sunday, Coolio, Marky Ramone’s Blitzkrieg, Zola Jesus, Reece Young, Poliça and cumgirl8 join the diverse lineup of bands playing September 16-18 in Douglass Park. They join a lineup stacked with headliners My Chemical Romance, The Original Misfits, Nine Inch Nails. Continue reading


When We Were Young Festival 2022 Books My Chemical Romance, Paramore, AFI, Alkaline Trio, and More


Let’s take it way back to Warped Tour ca. 2004 as When We Were Young Festival has announced their 2022 lineup. A Punk, Emo, and Metalcore kids dream, the lineup includes headliners My Chemical Romance and Paramore. Other bands on the bill include Jimmy Eat World, Dashboard Confessional, Taking Back Sunday, The Linda Lindas, Alkaline Trio, Thursday, AFI, Meet Me @ The Altar, Avril Lavigne, Senses Fail, The Wonder Years, ADTR, Ice Nine Kills, Black Veil Brides, Motionless in White, Atreyu, Four Year Strong, Palaye Royale, Acceptance, Anberlin, Knocked Loose, Silverstein, Bright Eyes, Dance Gavin Dance and more are among the bands announced. The festival will take place October 22 at Las Vegas Festival Grounds in Las Vegas, Nevada. Tickets go on sale January 21. Check out the lineup and the ticket link below.

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FESTIVAL REVIEW: Riot Fest 2021: Live at Douglass Park


One of the titans of the North American summer Music Festival season is Riot Fest, and we were damn glad to see it come back strong in 2021. Especially after Lollapalooza did such bang up numbers coming back, and kept the safety methods strongto minimize the effects of the pandemic, you knew Riot Fest was going to go hard, and bring it big time. Even with the departures from the lineup of Nine Inch Nails, Faith No More, Mr. Bungle, and others, it was as stacked a lineup as the fest has ever had. If you’ve ever been to Riot Fest, Lollapalooza, Coachella or any other festival, you’ve witnessed the power of live music bringing people together. At Riot Fest 2021, we learned that even a global pandemic is no match for a community this passionate and devoted. What makes Riot Fest particularly special, though, is the integration of bands and artists from several generations, and the consequent mingling of their fans. Whether you’re twelve or sixty years old, there’s someone on the lineup for you.

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